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My mini goal: lose 2.5 lbs by Sept 1st!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

I haven't had a real mini goal in a while. I keep talking about how I want one! I think I finally have one. I am starting Zumba on Monday & yoga on Wednesday! I would like to get down to 175 by Sept 1st - I need 2.5 more pounds to get there! I know I can do it. I have to say "no" to some bad foods - but I can do it. I know it is worth it!

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I finally got down to 177.6 on the scale. I was going between 178 and 182 for the past few weeks. I am glad I am actually getting more progress even though it is slow. I know I need to exercise more & make some stricter decisions when it comes to the food I eat/don't eat!



My cousin is getting married in October. I had a dress already from a wedding I went to in May - but it is almost the same color as the bridesmaids gowns. So.. I wanted to get another dress to wear. I ordered some online. The picture isn't that great, but I think I may have found one. It is brown and I think it goes a little past my knees. I got an XL and it fits. I got one in L and one in XL. The L is a little too tight. It was nice to be able to get INTO The large though! Even though it was too tight for my liking, I still felt pretty proud of myself. A year ago I wore a size 22 or 24 or 2x or 3x dresses! I want to lose more weight before October - but I can always get it altered. My neighbor is a seamstress & she will be able to help me out if I need it!




  
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LINDAMARIEZ1 8/15/2012 7:48PM

    zumba is fun! You can do it! make surfe you journal your food! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 8/15/2012 1:53PM

    Way to go! You can do it!! emoticon emoticon

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KAPELAKIN 8/15/2012 9:52AM

    Mini goals are great! Good luck! emoticon

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MEMEME75 8/15/2012 9:17AM

    You can do it! emoticon

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Stressful Weekend

Monday, August 13, 2012

My weekend was pretty good - but it was also very stressful. I spent about 6 hours Sat & Sunday cleaning & going through old things. I threw some stuff out that I knew I would never use again. It is tough deciding on what to keep and what to throw out.

I am trying to work through everything, but it isn't easy. I wish I could make everyone happy, but that isn't possible. I am trying to make myself happy, but when I know I am upsetting someone else, it makes me feel bad.

I signed up for my first yoga class for next Wednesday. I am nervous about starting, but I think it will help me. I hear good things about yoga being a stress reducer. I definitely could use some of that in my life right now! emoticon

Hopefully everyone has a lovely week. I can't believe it is the middle of August already. My 1 year Spark Anniversary is coming up so soon.

  
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SCARJOWANNABE 8/13/2012 4:34PM

    I love yoga, hope it works for you!

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BRAVENEWGRL 8/13/2012 12:50PM

    You can do this - you are right that you can't make everyone happy nor can you make them change. The only thing you can do is change yourself. I was just watching Ashley's episode of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss edition and she worked with a therapist about issues like this. All you have control over is you and right now on your journey you have to honor that.

Yeah for yoga! Yes it is an amazing stress reducer! Those 60 minutes have epically changed my life! I hope you enjoy and I can't wait to read your post yoga blog!

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PLUTONIANGIRLNJ 8/13/2012 10:41AM

    I just moved and had to go through the same thing--throwing things out and organizing. It is stressful, but think how wonderful it feels when you're done!

I also suffer from a lot of stress, and yoga is a wonderful thing that helps so much. Meditating is also helpful to me--you can buy guided meditations on iTunes or find free ones on YouTube if you want to try it out. Message me if you need someone to talk to!

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I am going to try 5 yoga classes!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

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I never tried Yoga - I saw a deal on livingsocial for 5 yoga classes for $20. It is only 5 minutes from my work, so I don't have any excuses to not go! Even if I hate it, at least it is something to do! Maybe it will get me to want to exercise more!

This week has been going by fast although work has been super slow. There isn't much to do this time of year! One of the bosses is on vacation. I do have some random work throughout the day, but it doesn't take me long to do it!

  
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SABLENESS 8/9/2012 11:38AM

    Go for it! I love yoga! emoticon

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BRAVENEWGRL 8/9/2012 10:51AM

    As a former gym rat turned yoga addict, I hope you love it! I can say without question that yoga has changed my life. Hope you enjoy your classes! And yeah yoga!

ps. I just posted a blog about the different types of yoga if you are interested!

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SNEVIL1 8/9/2012 10:00AM

    I tried yoga for the first time this summer and LOVED it! It was challenging for my muscles (strength-wise), but it moved fairly quickly so I was working up a sweat. It was also very relaxing and I felt quite accomplished. Way to give it a try and take that risk:)

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Happy Tuesday - I made it through Chocolate World!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I had a pretty good weekend with my family.
We went to my cousin's fiance's bridal shower & then stayed over night at a hotel. I went swimming in my old bathing suit that fit - woohoo! My Aunt asked me if I had to buy it new because of how much weight I lost. I was lucky I still had it or otherwise I would of had to get a new one!

We went to Hershey's Chocolate World - I did good there. The smell of chocolate throughout the whole place was enough for me haha. I tracked my food for the whole weekend & did not go over! I was exactly 178 this morning, which is great considering I have been fluctuating between 178.5 and 181 the past few weeks.

I want to start adding mini workouts to my daily life. I joined a Sparkteam which has mini goals - I saw one butt buster routine for this week and it is only 6 minutes. Not too bad - and hopefully I will add more and more to my workouts. My Mom mentioned about joining a Zumba class next month. I may join depending on when it is offered

Hopefully everyone is having a nice week! I still can't believe it is August.



  
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PEPPYPATTI 8/7/2012 5:49PM

    Chocolate World? Was it anything like Willy Wonka-lol! Sounds like you had a great time!
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KIMPY225 8/7/2012 3:46PM

    Haha it was a pretty fun time. We did a 3D kids show and also took the ride which showed the process of how Hersheys chocolate is made. They had a lot of other features we didn't do - chocolate taste testing, trolley ride, and a dessert decorating thing. I was there about 6 years ago, and it was a lot different!

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MCJULIEO 8/7/2012 1:21PM

    Mmmmmmmm!
Chocolate World sounds like heaven!

Was it really really REALLY good?

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Yippee! Fitting into old clothes is awesome!

Friday, August 03, 2012

My Mom went through some of my old clothes and found my bathing suits. We are going to my cousin's bridal shower tomorrow & staying overnight in a hotel. They have a pool, so she mentioned we could go swim. I haven't worn a bathing suit in a few years, so I got a little worried. Not worried because of how I would look- but I was worried they wouldn't fit because the biggest size is a 14! BUT it does fit great!!! I am not sure how bathing suit sizes run - but I don't care. I am just so happy I fit in it! If I was still 250 pounds, there would be no way it would fit me correctly!
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I am so glad I started Spark - I can't believe it has almost been a year already! It is August! Even though I feel lost sometimes, I know I am on the right path. I feel healthier everyday! Everytime I say NO to bad food and YES to healthy choices, I know I am making the right decisions!


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
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SABLENESS 8/4/2012 9:57PM

    Isn't it fun? I love "shopping" in my old clothes that now fit! I had a similar swimsuit surprise a few months ago. I hadn't seen 14s in my wardrobe in a very long time. emoticon

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BREFFLES 8/3/2012 9:09PM

    wow that's great!! I love finding old clothes and trying them on again... it's amazing how great it feels when you can slip into something that you haven't worn for a long time! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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MCJULIEO 8/3/2012 8:52PM

    Oh, how FABULOUS! Way to go!

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SCARJOWANNABE 8/3/2012 12:02PM

    That's fantastic! emoticon

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PLUTONIANGIRLNJ 8/3/2012 9:28AM

    So happy for you! What a wonderful NSV!

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VJH-W65 8/3/2012 9:18AM

    That is great news !
I purged my closet last winter,
Nothing old is left. sigh
All my faves are gone to someone who needed them more than I did.



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GINGER_BEAR 8/3/2012 9:13AM

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BEESMUM2003 8/3/2012 9:12AM

    That is awesome! What a great feeling. I am so happy for you. Enjoy your weekend!

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